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Day Of The Fight (1951)

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Based on Kubrick's pictorial for Look Magazine (January 18, 1949) entitled "Prizefighter," "Day Of The Fight" tells of a day in the life of a middleweight Irish boxer named Walter Cartier, particularly the day of his bout with black middleweight Bobby James. This 16-minute short opens with a short (about 4 minutes) study of boxing's history, narrated by veteran newscaster Douglas Edwards in a no-nonsense, noir tone of voice. After this, we follow Walter (and his twin brother Vincent) through his day as he prepares for his 10:00 P.M. bout. After eating breakfast, going to early mass and eating lunch, he starts arranging his things for the fight at 4:00 P.M. By 8:00, he is waiting in his dressing room, where he undergoes a mental transformation, turning into the fighting machine the crowd clamors for. At 10:00, he faces James, and soon, he comes out victorious in a short match which was filmed live on April 17th, 1950.



This movie is part of the collection: Short Format Films

Audio/Visual: sound, B&W
Language: English
Keywords: Stanley Kubrick; Short; Documentary; Sport; Boxing

Creative Commons license: Public Domain


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Reviewer: Navy Davy - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - November 11, 2010
Subject: RAI
It's RAI -- Radiotelevisione Italiana
The official broadcasting agency of the Italian government. The video effect is called a "bug".

Reviewer: kiaora - - August 5, 2008
Subject: NMI?
This film has a weird little three-letter "word" that jumps about the screen for the duration. Hard to see what it says--NMI is my best guess. It's quite distracting. Pity.


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